Start A Bluetit Group


Would you like to start a Bluetit group in your area?

We are always interested to hear from people who love swimming and dipping and are passionate about community.

Over the years we have realised how much of a difference it makes in peoples live to take part in cold water swimming as part of a community.

The Bluetits is run by Bluetits for Bluetits, from HQ right down to the newest dippers we all work together for the greater good of the community. 


Here is all you need to know about starting up a local Bluetit Community swim group.

What is expected of a Bluetit flock admin?

  • To look after the Facebook group that is set up for you by our team making sure that it runs in line with the Bluetit ethos and values.
  • Support the larger Bluetit community and be an advocate for the organisation.
  • Have fun and lead with the ‘be kind’ ethos that is integral to our community.
  • Keep up to date with news and developments and share them with your group.
  • Share safety information and resources delivered from The Bluetits HQ to the local page to allow members to learn how to stay safe.
  • Order the famous Bluetit ‘newbie’ badges and present them to new swimmers and dippers.
  • Ensure that our inclusivity values are adhered to.
  • Pick up on requests from businesses, charities and the media that come through to your local group and work with HQ to make sure we make the most of these opportunities.
  • Attend swim meets to spend time with your community and meet and greet new swimmers.
  • You are not responsible for organising all the swims in the group!

What do you get in return?

  • You are part of the largest swim community in the world and will be supported by your fellow admins and by HQ.
  • Free training to support you - on things like mental health awareness and conflict resolution.
  • The help and support from HQ team to help bring new ideas to life that fit within the Bluetits ethos and values.
  • Safety information provided by HQ to share with your group.
  • A discount card giving you access to discounts from The Bluetit and some of our favourite businesses.

If this sounds like something you’d like to do, please find a friend who’d like to join you on this Bluetit journey! Then you can each fill out a new flock request form here for admin one, and here for admin two (don’t worry, there’s no difference between being the first or second admin!).

*We do ask though that you and your co-admin aren’t immediate family, as this can affect the continuous smooth running of the group. We also won't be able to consider your request until we're heard from both admins via the above forms*